​Lynk & Co Cyan Racing continues intense TCR World Tour double header in South America


The Lynk & Co Cyan Racing drivers will be back on track in Argentina this weekend, less than one week after the double victory in Uruguay, as the intense TCR World Tour double header continues.

The Lynk & Co Cyan Racing drivers will be back on track in Argentina this weekend, less than one week after the double victory in Uruguay, as the intense TCR World Tour double header continues.

The spectacular Autódromo Internacional José Carlos Bassi in La Pedrera will host the sixth TCR World Tour race weekend of 2023 as the title fight heats up.

Yann Ehrlacher secured a solid points haul in Uruguay and heads closest rival Norbert Michelisz of Hyundai by 20 points at the top of the standings ahead of this weekend.

“The target is always to fight for pole and the top three in the races, this weekend is no exception. We had an amazing weekend in Uruguay, but there are a lot of unknowns again as we’ve never raced here before. The track looks wide, fast and I look forward to learning it,” said Yann Ehrlacher.

Santiago Urrutia scored a popular win on home soil in Uruguay last weekend and is keen to continue his South American success.

“I’m super happy to race in Argentina where I’ve raced a lot of karting in the past. I’ve never raced at La Pedrera, it looks almost like a street circuit with walls very close to the track. My ambition is to have another good weekend, continue our lead as a team and climb the standings in the drivers’ championship,” said Santiago Urrutia.

The race weekend in Ururugay saw success for Ma Qing Hua as well, claiming his first-ever TCR World Tour win behind the wheel of his Lynk & Co 03 TCR race car.

“I’m still running on the emotions from my first win together with the team, something I of course will use this weekend. This circuit is new for almost everyone in the championship, so we need to be light in our feet and adapt to the challenges that will come. I feel confident and strong!” said Ma Qing Hua.

2017 world champion Thed Björk continued his consistent form last weekend and climbed to fifth position overall.

“We’ve said it many times before, but it’s still the truth, that it’s all about scoring consistently. And we’ve managed to do that as a team so far this year. But we can never relax as there are many races and a lot of points left to fight for. It’s a motivation boost to head to another new and spectacular circuit that we need to quickly adapt to, I'm certainly looking forward to it,” said Thed Björk.

The TCR World Tour weekend in Argentina starts on Friday with practice, followed by qualifying and Race 1 on Saturday – with Sunday featuring Race 2.

All races will be broadcast LIVE via the TCR TV streaming platform.

For further information about the TCR World Tour, click here.

TCR World Tour – Race Of Argentina
Autódromo Internacional José Carlos Bassi, La Pedrera

Schedule – Times in ART (-5H CEST)
Friday - 25/8
17:20 – Free Practice 1

Saturday – 26/8
08:30 – Free Practice 2
11:05 – Qualifying
15:10 – Race 1

Sunday – 27/8
12:10 – Race 2

Standings - Drivers - Top 5
1 Yann Ehrlacher 235 pts
2 Norbert Michelisz 215 (-20)
3 Mikel Azcona 205 (-30)
4 Rob Huff 197 (-38)
5 Thed Björk 190 (-45)
8 Santiago Urrutia 172 (-62)
9 Ma Qing Hua 134 (-101)

Standings - Teams - Top 5
1 - Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 546 pts
2 - BRC Hyundai 430 (-116)
3 - Audi Sport Comtoyou 401 (-145)
4 - ALM Motorsport Honda 182 (-364)
5 - Comtoyou Racing 148 (-398)

2023 TCR World Tour calendar
28-30 April – Portimao – Portugal
26-28 May – Spa – Belgium
09-11 June – Vallelunga – Italy
16-18 June – Hungaroring – Hungary
18-20 August – El Pinar – Uruguay
25-27 August – San Luis – Argentina
03-05 November – Sydney Motorsport Park - Australia
10-12 November – Bathurst – Australia
17-19 November – Macau – China

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Media contact information
Johan Meissner
PR Manager
Cyan Racing
+46(0)70 241 3234

About Cyan Racing
Cyan Racing was founded in 1996 and was formerly named Polestar until Volvo Cars acquired the performance section and trademark in 2015. Cyan Racing is privately owned and operated. The team has claimed seven touring car World Titles, most recently the 2021 WTCR drivers' and teams' titles with Lynk & Co – and participated in the development of the Polestar performance models of the Volvo S60 and V60 in the years 2013 to 2015, including the concept models Volvo C30 and S60 Polestar Concept Prototype. The company launched the Volvo P1800 Cyan in 2020, Cyan Racing’s interpretation of the iconic Volvo sports car from the sixties.

About Lynk & Co
Lynk & Co was created to provide mobility solutions for the connected generation. We do make really, really good cars (the kind that have all the features you want without you having to ask for them), but we also offer a new way of using those cars. Our membership-based approach makes it simple to get on the go. Members can access a car on a flexible, month-to-month basis and share with friends, family, and the Lynk & Co community.

About Geely Group Motorsport
Geely Group Motorsport is a brand neutral entity based within Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. It was founded in 2018 to provide strategic and tactical expertise to serve the best motorsport sporting and commercial interests for the auto brands in the group. One of its tactical assignments include the development and management of the Lynk & Co TCR and customer racing programmes.